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What a week

Friday, May 07, 2010

First of all a big thank you to everyone for your amazing support and kind words. The response has been amazing and I have even been made a motivational member!! How thrilled am I?

If you added me as a friend, can you let me know - my lovely asd child deleted all my emails and I cannot seem to find on here how to see everyone who added me. Maybe there is a way to do it but I can't see it.

In addition to this, we recently worked with Daniel Kish ( and the UK press have got on board with the story and we have featured in several newspaper, national news, local news and even GMTV (equivalent of Good Morning America). As a result we have been inundated with parents in our position contacting us to say how inspired they were by Jamie's story and what a great mum I am. And then my message board went out as a community highlight on here so my week has been manic but so very rewarding. Knowing that I have helped anyone is a great feeling/

However, due to the manic week, my diet/exercise all went a bit pear shaped. Normally I would have just thought "oh well, let's eat more" but getting all this amazing support has made me wake up motivated again.

I am not going to feel guilty that I had pastries for breakfast at the tv studio, neither will I feel guilty that I didn't eat at all one day due to filming and inteviews and then compensated by eating a whole pizza that night on the go. Last week was an exceptional week and will probably not happen in my lifetime again so I am moving on. I am back on it today, going to dust off my Zumba dvd in a minute and I have got a lovely healthy dinner on the go.

So thank you guys - without you this journey would be very lonely and depressing and I would now be sat with a very large bar of chocolate but instead I am sat sipping green tea and eating fruit and yoghurt. Yum!

We can do this together, I am definitely not perfect and have bad weeks (not days, lol) but I am motivated to get back on it and start again with small steps and small consistent streaks.

We rock !!!
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    It's hard enough to stick to eating right and exercising enough, but to do it with children, especially children with special needs, WOW! is all I can say. I have no children and no husband, just three cats, and it's hard enough as it is. You are definitely an inspiration.

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    2817 days ago
    Sometimes you have to go with the flow.........It's great that you are back on board and will continue your journey to your goals! PS..Thanks for adding me as a friend!

    2818 days ago
    Normally I am really prepared but our publicity thing came out of the blue and was a case of just going with the flow. Like I said though, this is probably a one off week for us and we can get back to normal. I usually have healthy snacks but driving up the motorway at 5am with a 4 yr old, you grab what you can and sadly I went for unhealthy options.

    I am amazed though at how lethargic and unmotivated I felt after just a few days. Now I am back on the healthy options I feel so much better.
    2818 days ago
    Life is full of detours, that is why we have to be prepared for changes in "routes". Before Spark People I never had "snacks' in between meals, but they sure help, because when it comes to a "meal" time I am not so famished. Do you have an emergency "healthy snack" kit with you for these detours?

    2818 days ago
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    Have a great day.
    2818 days ago
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